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Why has my KitchenAid blender stopped working?

If your blender has stopped working or won't turn on, then see our advice here. Find out possible reasons and what to do...

If your blender won't start or has stopped, then see our suggested reasons and advice below:

Is the blender plugged into a grounded electrical outlet?

Double check your blender is plugged into a grounded electrical outlet.

Is the fuse in the circuit to the blender in working order?

If you have a circuit breaker box, make sure the circuit is closed. Try unplugging the blender, then plug it back into a grounded electrical outlet.

Was the blender on for more than 2 or 3 minutes?

Your blender will automatically shut off after 2 or 3 minutes of continuous use (depending on the model) to prevent damage to the blender and for safety precautions. If you need to continue using the blender, turn off (or unplug) for a few minutes and then begin to use the blender again.

Is the blender jammed?

If your blender stops while blending, it may have become overloaded or jammed when blending heavy ingredients. It will automatically shut off to prevent damage to the motor. If this happens then:

  • unplug the power cord
  • remove the blender jar from the base and then use a spatula to rearrange ingredients in the blender jar

Is the blender overloaded?

If it's overloaded, then it will shut off automatically to avoid damaging the motor. If this happens:

  • unplug the power cord
  • divide the contents into smaller batches
  • for certain recipes, adding liquid to the blender jar may also reduce the load on the blender
  • if your blender has a power button, you will have to press it again once you plug it in.

Is the personal jar or small batch jar being used? (with the Blender K400 or Blender K150)

If the blender stops while blending with the personal jar or the small batch jar, then you may want to intervene to help to push the contents into the blade eg. for the effective chopping of almonds. It's appropriate to:

  • unplug the power cord
  • scrape the side walls of the jar
  • place it back on the base, and then turn the blender back on to continue regular use.
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